Journalism in Verse – EST. 2016

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Obituaries - page 6

Great Barrier Reef - August 8th, 1999

Description: What might be mistaken for dinosaur bones being unearthed at a paleontological dig are some of the individual reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest tropical coral reef system. The reef stretches more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) along the coast of Queensland, Australia. It supports astoundingly complex and diverse communities of marine life and is the largest structure on the planet built by living organisms.

Credit: USGS/NASA/Landsat 7

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Rest in Pieces, Great Barrier Reef

An obituary has been published for the Great Barrier Reef, appearing suddenly on the digital plain: landscape ultimate & forever & expanding & 24/7 the obituary will live on while death to coral & violence to ocean, blessed water a forgotten thing only trifling, so passé, of the past honestly — we want corpse gown and Day-Glo, we want fishes… …


Halloween in the Anthropocene, 2016 [VIDEO]

Halloween in the Anthropocene, 2016 Darkness spills across the sky like an oil plume. The moon reflects bleached coral. Tonight, let us praise the sacrificed. Praise the souls of black boys, enslaved by supply chains, who carry bags of cacao under west African heat. “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat,” sings a girl dressed… …


Will Francisco Ayala Seek Out Hades?

November 5th, 2009 In the café I read Over and over again A statement quoted in his obituary: “It is not often someone witnesses a century of life, especially with a conscience more or less alert. This is a privilege Which nature has bestowed on me.” Francisco Ayala was born in Granada in 1906 And went into exile when Franco’s… …

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